Monday, June 6, 2011

banana cookies

Banana Cookies

3/4 C. shortening
3/4 C. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 ripe bananas
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. flour

1. Cream shortening and sugar together in a stand up mixer. Add the egg, vanilla and bananas. In a separate bowl, combine salt, baking soda and flour and add to the mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Once you see a little brown at the base of the cookie, THEY ARE DONE!!! :)

But were not finished yet... nope :) Now it's time to add the homemade frosting. I suggest that you do not even make the frosting until ALL the cookies are completely done cooking. Trust me on this one... the frosting will only get harder to work with the longer you have to wait.

3 T. brown sugar
2 T. evaporated milk
4 T. butter
1 C. powdered sugar

1. Melt the butter, evaporated milk and brown sugar in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the powdered sugar (I would add half of it at a time - whisking it smooth before you add in the rest of the cup.) Now you want the frosting to be a very thick glaze, so if you need to add more powdered sugar, do so.

2. Frost each cookie. Then eat every. last. one of them. They definitely are the best fresh out of the oven, but are still delicious for a few days after.


-Kelsey Hill

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